December is such an exciting month! We love the anticipation that comes along with the days leading up to Christmas, and in this post, I want to share our favorite Advent resources and activities. Favorites that we are excited to enjoy throughout the month of December.
The first thing we do when the calendar rolls from November to December?
We wrap about twenty books, placing them under the tree, with the plan to unwrap and read one or two each night before bed. Our stack currently includes lots of preschool-friendly books for the girls, and my boys love being the ones to get to read these books to their sisters.
Sure, we have holiday books in other areas throughout the house: in a basket in our family room, in the reading area in our homeschool room, but in the days leading up to Christmas, these presents help to make our family time in the evenings extra special.
Some families who also do this tradition wrap 24 or 25 books and read one together every night leading up to Christmas, but for us, there are usually a handful of holiday evenings when we’re arriving home late and unable to do our reading time together. So for that reason, 20 books seems to be a better fit for us – definitely takes a little pressure off, keeping this a doable advent activity for our family.
A Little Christmas Tree is such a beautiful story of how oftentimes God’s plans look very different from our own.
The story, the illustrations, the focus on the true meaning of Christmas…
…I can’t think of a Christmas book I love more,
and The Giving Manger has been encouraging us to look around us for those we can serve throughout the season.
All throughout the month of December, you will find us listening to the Adventures in Odyssey Advent Collection
and following along Crew & Co.’s Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Cards.
Each December, these cards guide us – day-by-day, story-by-story – through God’s plan for the Savior of the World to come and rescue His people.
Sometimes we do these readings at bedtime – along with the books we unwrap and read – but this year, I’m thinking about doing this at the breakfast table.
Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition (Audio CDs Included) Available Here
What a beautiful way to begin each day of this holiday season – with a reminder that He came for us.
I’m so glad He thought of me.
Looking for more Fantastic Faith-Based Resources?
I’ve shared our favorites here!
Interested in more of what the holidays look like for our family? You might be interested in reading this post:
Why We’ve Told Our Kids the Truth about Santa: Complete Post Here